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18 November 2019

AENOR certifies OHL's Anti-Bribery Management System

  • The UNE-ISO 37001 certification contributes to creating a culture of integrity and transparency in organizations, which contributes to the fulfillment of their commitments to society

AENOR has awarded OHL the certificate based on the UNE-ISO 37001 standard that endorses its Anti-Bribery Management System and accredits that the company has implemented the best internationally-contrasted practices to combat the commission of crimes in its organization.

The international standard UNE-ISO 37001 specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system within organizations. It also contains global good practices in this area, as it serves as an element of good governance and due diligence in organizations to prevent bribery. Among other requirements, procedures are required to be established for the prevention of activities giving rise to crimes, both internally and with business partners and controlled companies.

AENOR has granted this certification after an exhaustive audit of the measures implemented by OHL within its integrity and transparency policy to prevent, detect and combat practices related to corruption.

The global infrastructure company has more than 100 years of history with a presence focused on Europe and the Americas. For the CEO of OHL, José Antonio Fernández Gallar, "the company values this certification very positively as it accredits its commitment to good business practices based on its Code of Ethics, in force since 2010 and derived from the Code of Conduct implemented by the company 17 years ago, as well as its Anti-Corruption Policy, approved in 2015".

Carlos Esteban, president of AENOR, stated that "having an Anti-Bribery Management System is a determined commitment of the leaders of the organization to establish a culture of integrity, transparency, honesty and compliance. The added value provided by AENOR is the generation of trust that allows OHL to align itself with the most prized values of today's society".

Receiving certification based on the UNE-ISO 37001 standard means complying with the applicable anti-corruption laws and regulations, as well as following the recommendations of international bodies such as the OECD, the United Nations, and the recommendations for good corporate governance published by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the supervisory body for securities markets in Spain.

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